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The Conference Programme

We are excited to announce the programme for the 'Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline' Conference 2021!

Most of the sessions and workshops will be available for ticket holders to view for up to a month after the conference.

Wednesday 24th November


09:30 - 10:40

Beat's expansion of services for Carers

Welcome, an update from Beat and an exciting new development

10:40 - 10:50

Beat Ambassador story

10:50 - 11:30

Calories on menus - how do you approach this when supporting someone with an eating disorder?

Abigail Cardwell

11:30 - 11:40

Beat Ambassador story

11:40 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

How to engage schools and universities as a carer to ensure that those who are suffering with an eating disorder have a joined up approach to their care.

Gemma Fieldsend

12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:40

Grow stronger - tools for your own wellbeing.

Eva Musby

13:40 - 13:50

Beat Ambassador story

13:50 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:45

Speaker Q&A discussion groups

15:45 - 16:30

What I wish I'd known then: Reflections on caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.

Beat Carer panel discussion

Thursday 25th November


09:30 - 09:45

Conference open

09:45 - 10:25

Navigating treatment teams and services - practical tips for engaging in the process and ensuring the best outcome for you and your family.

Alan Lofthouse

10:25 - 10:35

Beat Ambassador story

10:35 - 11:15

What I wish I'd known about family-based treatment - from Carers and Professionals' perspectives.

Ros Rea

11:15 - 11:25

Beat Ambassador story

11:25 - 11:35


11:35 - 12:15

How can you make the most of dietetic appointments as a carer?

Sarah Elder

12:15 - 12:25

Beat Ambassador story

12:25 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:40

How do I know if I am making my loved one worse? Accommodating an enabling behaviours - tips for identifying these and implementing change.

Jade Hanson

13:40 - 13:50

Beat Ambassador story

13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30


(break out rooms)

15:30 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:25

Reflections on our recovery journeys.

Beat Ambassador panel discussion

16:25 - 16:30

Conference close

All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as advertised. However, the conference organisers (Beat) reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline 2021 conference, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The conference organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of cancellation of the Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline conference all pre-paid fees will be refunded in full. However, the organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation and the liability of the organisers shall be limited to the conference fee. It is the participants’ responsibility to ensure they have a suitable device and reasonable internet connection to access the conference.